|12-22-2011, 04:31 PM||#1|
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Fort Worth, TX
The MOTOCOMPO thread
You've probably never seen one. Hell, you've probably never even heard of one.
Well, here's two. And they need some love.
These belong to a customer, specifically the grandfather of a good friend. These are what he learned to ride on, and were imported from Japan via the UK in 1982.
I've done a little poking around on 'em for a bit and it's time to dive in.
First thing's first: Teardown. We're gonna call em Thing ONE and Thing TWO.
all the lines are brittle, some are leaking and broken. Cables need lubing, but most importantly, I need carb kits and air filters. I've spent two hours on the web and phone, including finding an OEM NOS carb on ebay, there ain't shit out there.
I've been on the phone with every "Vintage Honda" and "Vintage Scooter" parts house in the country. They've never even heard of em. The lead Mechanic at OttoBrothers Honda in Chicago has been there 35 years and never seen one. Keihin won't talk to me, and SUDCO told me to get bent because PA series carbs are proprietary to Honda.
Best I can tell it's the same carb as a Spree. So for $14, I think I'll gamble on it for a Spree kit.
Stay in touch.
Not an ACTUAL motorcyclist
CodyY screwed with this post 12-22-2011 at 04:36 PM
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